Fireplace Mirrors

A lot people have fireplaces in their home that no longer function as such. The mantles are fantastic architectural details, however, and it’s expensive – or violates rental agreements – to do away with them. So below are some ways that designers have used mirrors to add more life to their unused fireplaces, with beautiful – and practical – results.


This one is a wrought iron fireplace screen that was lined with plexiglass mirrors, although any mirror could look really cool in this way.

Unplggd Mirrored Fireplace Screen



Not only is this a good solution for an unusable fireplace, but it could serve as storage for my husband’s many blueprints.

Kara Paslay Designs

Kara Paslay Designs


Simple and understated, it’s a beautiful way to reflect the colors of the upholstered furniture back into the room.

Abode Love Fireplace Mirror

Abode Love


I love how it reflects the very graphic carpet. Yummy!

Real Simple Fireplace Mirror

Real Simple


Not sure if this is right for you? Try a temporary option of a grouping of framed mirrors in the fireplace. You might even want to add some of those battery-powered candles in front to reference the fireplace’s former function.

Lindo Fireplace Mirrors

Lindo Designs

So as you hang your stocking this season, think about your fireplace and how to fully utilize it into not just an architectural element of your room, but as a way to expand the light, pattern and color by using mirror.



  1. Fabulous mirror ideas! The wrought iron fireplace screen is brilliant!


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